|1933||Born in Vienna|
|1938||Emigration to Palestine|
|since 1939||Arrived Palestine in 1939, grew up in Israel.|
|1953-1955||Violin student at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music|
At the same time, he took courses in music history from Kestenberg at the Midrasha, the music teachers' seminar Kestenberg founded
|1954||Co-founder of the Givatayim Conservatory with Aharon Shefi|
|1955-1957||Studies at the Juilliard School in New York (diploma)|
|1957-1959||Master of Fine Arts in composition, Brandeis University|
|1960-1967||Doctorate, Boston University|
|1961-1967||Music director, Boston Chamber Music Society|
|1963-1967||Member, Boston Symphony Orchestra|
|1967-1975||Professor, Pomona College, California|
|1968-1975||Music director, Claremont Music Festival, California|
|1975-1998||Professor of music, University of Colorado|
|1976-2000||Founder-music director of the Colorado Music Festival|
|1970-||Numerous conducting engagements with leading orchestras in the United States, Europe, South America, Hong Kong and Japan|
|2005||Co-music director, Villa Mendelssohn project in Ebensee (Austria)|
Awards: 10 ASCAP awards for Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music.
Citation from the city of Claremont, California.
Award from the city of Los Angeles (Claremont Music Festival)
Citation in the United States Congressional Record (Senate)
The Governor's Award in the Arts - Colorado; in Boulder, Colorado, August 11th was proclaimed "Giora Bernstein Day".